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10 Highly Rated Netflix Shows

Updated: Apr 22, 2021

Here are some of the shows on Netflix which though are widely known but are less talked about and why you should watch these shows. Well, the why mainly consists of ‘because you do not want to be left out of the discussions which ensue in any of the get-togethers or parties you attend and also the fact that you are missing out on one great story which is bound to leave you in its awe and give hope that there still is good video content out there.

Enjoy the list!!!

10. Delhi Crime

IMDb – 8.5/10; Rotten Tomatoes – 94%

Genres – Crime, Drama, Anthology

Cast – Shefali Shah (DCP Vertika Chaturvedi), Aakash Dhaiya (Devender) etc

Plot – The Emmy-award winning Indian Crime Drama Television series is set in the aftermath of

2012 Delhi gangrape where DCP Vertika Chaturvedi is assigned with the task to find the culprits of the assault. A very well executed, well directed with top of the notch performances and great

lead character the show deserved every bit of the Emmy award it received. It would be a truly sad thing if you yet have not watched this because the show deserves every single viewer it gets and more hype than it gets.

9. The Originals

IMDb – 8.6/10; Rotten Tomatoes – 84%

Genres – Horror, Romance, Fantasy, Adventure, Thriller, Supernatural

Cast – Joseph Morgan (Niklaus ‘Klaus’ Mikaelson), Daniel Gillies (Elijah Mikaelson), Claire Holt

(Rebekah Mikaelson), Pheobe Tonkin (Hayley Marshall), Charles Michael Davis (Marcel Gerard)


Plot – The famous spin-off of the Vampire Diaries follows the Mikaelson family’s life in the

French Quarter of New Orleans, which they once found and helped build. With over-the-top

characters played perfectly by the actors and a great story, the show tries to convey the message that, howsoever bad or messed up it is, your family is the best support you could find in times of distress and troubles. The show which some might say is even bettw=er than

The Vampire Diaries is one great roller coaster ride full of drama, supernatural beings, romance, and the love of familial bond.

8. Death Note

IMDb – 9/10; Rotten Tomatoes – 100%

Genres – Anime, Horror, Drama, Crime, Mystery

Cast – Mamrou Miyano (Light Yagami), Nakamura Shido II (Ryuk), Kappei Yamaguchi (L) etc.

Plot – Based on a manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba, the show follows Light

Yagami after he gets his hands on a book called The Death note, dropped on earth by a

Shinigami Ryuk, which gives him the supernatural ability to kill anyone whose name is written on its page.

With the intention of removing the bad people from the face of the earth and then himself turning into a bad guy playing mind games the show is one big piece of crime psychological thriller that remains yet unparalleled in its genre. Its one of the best shows ever created and

hey, doesn’t even ruin the manga it is based on, a plus if you are a book lover who loves to

watch shows.

7. Zindagi Gulzar Hai

IMDb - 8.9/10

Genres – Romance, Social Problem

Cast – Fawad Khan (Zaroon Junaid), Sanam Saeed (Kashaf Murtaza), Ayesha Omer (Sara Junaid)


Plot – The show follows the lives of Kashaf Murtaza, a self-possessed woman, brought up by her mother who is from the poor end of the society, and Zaroon Junaid, the son from a rich family, a fun-loving, sometimes a self-claimed misogynist. Based on a novel of the same name by Umera Ahmad, the show is not just about opposites attracting. The show highlights the meaning of feminism and pseudo- feminism in a middle east country with perfect examples

comprising of strong female leads. It’s a kind story from the decade that you definitely

should NOT miss on.

6. YOU

IMDb – 7.7/10; Rotten Tomatoes – 90%

Genres – Crime, Psychological thriller, Romantic thriller.

Cast - Penn Badgely (Joe Goldberg), Elizabeth Lail (Guinevere Beck), Victoria Pedretti (Love

Quinn), Ambyr Childers (Candace Stone)

Plot – The show follows Joe Goldberg, a bookstore manager who would do anything to find love, even if it means obsessively stalking a book store customer and making the situation work

in his favor just to make the girl fall in love with him. The willingness to go to all extend to find love and protect it at his own will is what lands Joe Goldberg in LA, the city he hates the most,

in the second season.

Based on the book series of the same name by Caroline Kepnes, is one of our personal favorites. A romantic psychological thriller, this is bound to keep you on the edge of your seats with more than a few nail-biting and “SURPRISE’ (not the good kind) moments.

5. Atypical

IMDb – 8.3/10; Rotten Tomatoes – 87%

Genres – Coming-of-age story, Comedy Drama

Cast – Jennifer Leigh (Elsa Gardner), Keir Gilchrist (Sam Gardner), Nik Dodani (Zahid Raja),

Brigette Lundy-Paine (Casey Gardner) etc

Plot – The show follows Sam Gardner, a kid on the Autism spectrum, who decides that he is ready for the romance to begin in his life. It follows Sam’s attempt at dating and how that changes the

lives of other members of his house, especially his mother, who obsesses over her son and is overly protective of. The show starts a story which once you finish will change you into a better person.

It highlights the problems faced by a person who’s on the spectrum and how they deal

with it in their day-to-day life. A light-hearted show which is bound to make you feel good.

4. Sex Education

IMDb- 8.3/10; Rotten Tomatoes – 94 %

Genres – Drama, Comedy, Sex Comedy, Coming-of-age story

Cast – Asa Butterfield (Otis Milburn), Gillian Anderson (Dr. Jean Milburn), Emma Mackey

(Maeve Wiley), Ncuti Gatwa (Eric Effiong), Connor Swindells (Adam Groff)

Plot – A British comedy-drama series, the show follows the life of Otis Milburn who doesn’t have any romantic sexual relationship experience but knows all about it, courtesy of his mom, Dr.

Jean Milburn, who is a sex therapist.

On being able to help the school bully with sexual performance anxiety, Otis and Maeve start a sex advice clinic in their school, Moordale Secondary School, where sex education classes are not going as effectively as they should. Dealing with the problems of teenage sexual relationships, the show though a good drama-comedy gives you a pretty great sex education on the dos and don’ts.

3. Brooklyn Nine-Nine

IMDb – 8.4/10; Rotten Tomatoes – 95%

Genres - Sitcom, Television Comedy, Police Procedural

Cast – Andy Samberg (Jake Peralta), Melissa Fumero (Amy Santiago), Srephanie Beatriz (Rosa

Diaz), Joe Lo Truglio (Charles Boyle), Adre Braugher (Raymond Holt), Terry Crews (Terry

Jeffords), Joel Miller (Norm Scully), Dirk Blocker (Michael Hitchcock), Chelsea Peretti (Gina


Plot - The show revolves around the lives of the Detectives of Ninety-Ninth Precinct in

Brooklyn, New York, and their cases. Each episode unique in its own way, the show manages to maintain a proper balance of comedy and thrill, in short, you might be laughing even if you are at the edge of your seats.

Having run for 7 seasons the makers recently announced that the eighth season would be the last season of the franchise which is to air this year. Apart from an airtight perfect storyline which always takes up on the recent happenings in the world, more likely in the U.S. and great lead actors, what makes the show great are the side plots going on in every episode and the supporting actors, without whom the show would not have been as much famous as it is today. You have our word that you are definitely going to love it. No doubt, no doubt, no doubt.

2. Mindhunter

IMDb – 8.6/10; Rotten Tomatoes – 97%

Genres - Thriller, Drama, Crime, Psychological Thriller

Cast - Jonathon Groff (Holden Ford), Holt McCallany (Bill Tench), Anna Torv (Wendy Carr), etc.

Plot - The lead character of the series Mindhunter, played perfectly by Jonathan Groff, is based

on John E. Douglas, the author of the book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit.

The series is inspired by the true story of how the FBI’s Behavioural Science Unit started

studying psychopaths and serial killers in the late 70s to better understand their mindset and what leads them to commit these crimes.

The serial killer characters are modeled from actual convicted criminals and their dialogues are taken from real interviews. The whole fact that the show is based on a non-fiction book and it has still managed to not destroy the essence of the book, which is the most common scenario in adaptation is why this is a GREAT watch.

You should definitely go for it if you are a fan of crime psychological thrillers.

1. BoJack Horseman

IMDb - 8.7/10 ; Rotten Tomatoes – 93 %

Genres - Animated series, Comedy, Tragicomedy, Adult animation

Cast - Will Arnett (BoJack Horseman), Amy Sedaris (Princess Carolyn), Alison Brie (Diane

Nguyen), Aaron Paul (Todd Chavez), etc.

Plot - An animated series that screams “not for kids, though it’s animated” in the very first 10

minutes of the show, the show follows the story of a humanoid horse named BoJack. Once a

star in the hottest 90s sitcom and now battling constant self loathe, our protagonist uses

alcohol, sex, being rude to all those around him as a coping mechanism unlike Chandler Bing of

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. while trying to make a comeback into the show business (which is nothing like it

was like two decades ago) with the help of his ex-girlfriend/ agent.

Though a great show to watch, we would like to assure you that this one won’t be something you would want to binge on while having dinner once you are done with it. Uh-uh, don’t get us wrong, there isn’t one thing wrong with this one apart from it being brutally honest and that is what will make you fall in love with this one.

By Soumya Shrivastava

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